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    A leaf and mamiya head scratcher

    Hello all,

    This is my first post and I have to say i'm stuck with what to do next other than have to get a mac laptop, so here goes. My set up is a Mamiya RB with an old leaf valeo 11 back (i'm an assistant and I managed to get one second hand) I have checked all the different bits of kit and they all work just not together . The extension cables and back works happily on my office imac but I need to shoot into my laptop instead. Its a windows laptop with enough ram and tje software seems happily installed, its an xp service pack 3 windows laptop, I have an external firewire card which has an external power source and this powers up the back, (but the led only seem to stay yellow on the pc and not turn green!) and when I try to connect it to the leaf capture software I get the same error message asking if i have connected the back to the firewire cable (which it already is) I have tried all combinations of launching software and plugging things in, i just hope one of you might have an idea of a driver or something that will help make the system work!

    Many Thanks

    Sophie

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    Re: A leaf and mamiya head scratcher

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think the Valeo line is supported only on the Mac, not on the PC.

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    Re: A leaf and mamiya head scratcher

    I think Kumar is correct -- IIRC, Valeo was only Mac OS compatible.
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    Re: A leaf and mamiya head scratcher

    Oh dear, I checked the release notes and it seems that you are all right, as I don't have the money for a mac laptop, an emulator to run os and then the right software may be my only option other than lugging around my Imac

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    Re: A leaf and mamiya head scratcher

    Quote Originally Posted by theunseenworld View Post
    Oh dear, I checked the release notes and it seems that you are all right, as I don't have the money for a mac laptop, an emulator to run os and then the right software may be my only option other than lugging around my Imac

    A relatively afforable option:

    http://techrestore.com/xcart/product...cat=437&page=1


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    Re: A leaf and mamiya head scratcher

    Thanks steve I'm in the UK so i wonder if shipping might not happen!

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    Re: A leaf and mamiya head scratcher

    Quote Originally Posted by theunseenworld View Post
    Oh dear, I checked the release notes and it seems that you are all right, as I don't have the money for a mac laptop, an emulator to run os and then the right software may be my only option other than lugging around my Imac
    An emulator is unlikely to work with any mac-developed drivers especially when firewire is involved.
    Your best option is a G4 based Mac (iBook or Powerbook) or if you can stretch it to an early Mackbook this is much better. The V11 produces relatively small file so it doesn't require monstrous processing power.

    As you're in the UK you can contact Peartree Photo for further advice

    Yair

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